As the world confronts new and ongoing challenges of globalization, international terrorism and an array of other global issues, the United Nations and its key attribute-multilateral diplomacy are more important now than ever before. With new and updated essays that detail the experiences of a diverse group of practitioners and scholars who work in the field of diplomacy, this new edition covers in even greater breadth and depth the quintessential characteristics of multilateral diplomacy as it is conducted within the United Nations framework. Multilateral Diplomacy and the United Nations Today provides valuable insights from a variety of perspectives on how diplomacy is practiced, making it essential reading for aspiring diplomats, international business leaders, and students of all levels. The contributors to this volume bring a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to the examination of five areas of multilateral diplomacy: UN diplomacy, crisis diplomacy, international economic diplomacy, UN summits and “citizen diplomats,” and non-governmental diplomacy.
The text book includes a diverse range of contributors: veteran diplomats, respected scholars, non-governmental activists.
The overall objectives of this course are:
– To understand multilateral diplomacy in the UN context
– To expose the student to various professional perspectives on the UN
– To understand how the United Nations work in terms of roles and relationships among member states
The student has acquired a clear understand of the topics, methods and challenges of multilateral relations in the context of the United Nations system.